Cat-eLog Right Arrow Amphiliidae Right Arrow Leptoglaninae Right Arrow Tetracamphilius

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Scientific Name Tetracamphilius notatus  (Nichols & Griscom, 1917)
Common Name
Type Locality Faradje, Orientale Province, Congo.
Synonym(s) Amphilius notatus
Etymology From the Greek tetra meaning four and akis meaning point, in reference to the multicuspid teeth, and Amphilius a generical name for this group of catfishes. 
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Size 33mm or 1.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification This genus differs from all other amphiliiids in having pedicellate jaw teeth with a fan-shaped distal end typically armed with two to six tiny flattened triangular cusps.Triangular adipose fin, slender caudal peduncle , caudal fin deeply forked with the lower lobe slightly larger than upper.

These fish have a light possibly beige base coloration with the upper surface of the head darker and areas of pigmentation along the back. A darker spot is visible above the start of the anal fin and below the adipose fin, extending to the mid-flank.
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Distribution Known from the mainstream of the Ubangui, from several of its larger and smaller tributaries,and from the Lufira in Eastern Congo.
IUCN Red List Status Least Concern
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Furniture Appear to prefer sandy bottoms and fast flowing water.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History v. 37 (art. 25).Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences v. 54 (no. 5). The Catfishes of Africa(pg.174)
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Last Update 2013 Feb 20 11:07 (species record created: 2012 Nov 24 04:51)